All the news for League of Legends for 2021 were revealed today, starting with a presentation video where the roadmap of Riot’s main IP that encompasses all of Runeterra was revealed.
The ad began with a short introducing Viego, the Ruined King, fighting Senna and Lucian in which the first of these three unleashed its power throughout Runeterra, thus capturing the souls of different champions and controlling them.
Riot seeks to improve matchmaking
The second announcement was related to what we already saw during this last preseason: the new items. They also announced new changes to rankeds, what they will no longer have “promotion phases”. At the same time, it will no longer be necessary to wait 2 weeks to unlock the highest tiers of the soloQ. Riot has also wanted to implement changes to matchmaking and on the penalties imposed on the players. Among these changes we find:
- Improvement 40% in the feeder detection.
- AFK drop in game.
- LP mitigation, AFKs will lose more LPs for leaving the team while your teammates will lose less points.
As for Clash, Riot has improved free agent function. In turn, Riot wants to draw midweek tournaments so that those who work on Saturdays and Sundays can enjoy these competitions. Jeremy “Riot Brightmoon” Lee also announced the first clash tournament for 2021 which will start the between January 15 and 17.
There will be a vote to choose the next League of Legends rework among 5 characters | Source: Riot Games
The next point that has been revealed about the news of 2021 are the cosmetics and characters of this coming year. They announced to I come like a jungle and that the following 3 characters will be related with the return to Runeterra from Viego. These will be:
- A fighter specialized magic damage top rail.
- A magic gunner yordle with simplified mechanics for lower level players.
- A shooter thought for no to be played as shooter.
In turn, they spoke briefly about the reworks of this year. The first will be Doctor World and during this week we can decide the next character what will be updated by Riot. the vote will include:
Nasus skin from the new Space groove theme | Source: Riot Games
Cosmetic updates for League of Legends in 2021
The Riot Customization and Events Team Leader announced 140 new skins, among which are 3 new themes that players will be able to choose in a vote. These are:
- Monster tamers
- Crime City Nightmare
- Debonair 2.0
Skins have been confirmed for less popular characters who have not received cosmetics for a while, such as: Fiddlesticks, Tahm Kench, Corki, Camille, Galio, Lulu, Nautilus, Wukong, Nunu, Sejuani, Rumble, Yumi and Twitch including other more popular ones like Vayne, Caitlyn and Blitzcrank.
Where the Worlds final will be revealed
Finally and after presenting the novelties of Wild rift, TFT and LoR, the direct culminated with an advance on the competitive esports season announcing the start and rebranding of the different Riot leagues, which will begin this month. Closing the presentation, they announced that the world final will be located in the Chinese city of Shenzhen.